Author & Illustrator

Duncan Beedie


I am a freelance illustrator and children’s author based in Bristol, UK. I have been doodling and drawing since way back in the early 1980s, lying on my parents’ living room floor, grasping a felt tip in my clammy little fist, through to my current profession, grasping a Wacom stylus in my clammy little fist. So, not much has changed, although I no longer lie on the floor to draw.

My debut picture book ‘The Bear Who Stared’ was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017, and my second book, ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard,’ was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards in 2018. Other books include ‘The Last Chip’ and ‘Molly’s Moon Mission’ (due out in February 2019.)

Most Popular Duncan Beedie Books

The Bear Who Stared book
bears · friendship · shyness · forgiveness · animals
The Bear Who Stared
counting · nature
Remember 10 With Explorer Ben
helping others · birds · food · homelessness · making friends
The Last Chip
pirates · boats · trucks · trying new things
Pirates Don't Drive Diggers

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Books Stats

3Authored & Illustrated

Most Recent Book

vehicles · airplanes · trains · family · transportation · travel · the world
Around the World in Every Vehicle

Highest Rated Book

Lumberjack's Beard book
humor · trees · recycling · the environment · forgiveness · fixing mistakes
Lumberjack's Beard

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